[Python-ideas] Specify an alternative exception for "assert"

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Mon May 2 11:17:49 EDT 2016

On Mon, May 2, 2016, at 11:14, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 8:01 AM, Ryan Gonzalez <rymg19 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Other than the fact that this would completely fail when run with -O...
> >
> But maybe that's fine, or intended.
> I can see a fair number of uses for this, including subclasses of
> AssertionError.

I think this would be an attractive nuisance, and if it's implemented at
all it should forbid types that are *not* subclasses of AssertionError
in order to mitigate that.

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